At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over sixteen years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.

It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Nanny, weekend Notting Hill Gate

A young energetic nanny is required to take charge of two boys aged five years and nine years old, based in Notting Hill Gate London.

The current residential nanny works from Monday to Friday, she finishes at 6pm on Friday and is away for the weekend.

The nanny would be required to start at 6pm on Friday and work through the weekend until 8pm on Monday when the other nanny returns.

This is a live in post, the family are young and very busy, the children have playdates which will be pre-rranged, car driver would be good but not essential, general nannying duties, getting breakfast, lunch and supper, putting children to bed.

To start 18th January.



Nanny – Baywater, London

A nanny required to work on Sunday.

Taking charge of two boys aged two years and five years, taking them to play activities and preparing their lunch and tea, and tidying their room.

A ten hour day.

£12.00 per hour

Nanny – Live in, Maida Vale, London

A nanny required to work for a family based in Maida Vale, London, a large property and other staff employed.

Sole charge of two children aged two years and five years.  Would be required to take the elder to school and pick up, the younger one does not yet attend nursery so would be required to arrange playdates and all activities.  Nanny duties, cleaning the children’s rooms and their laundry.

Would be required to travel with the family as they are away for the summer and December and January, car driver would be a plus.

Share room with housekeeper, kitchen and living area also available.

Five day week.

To start beginning of January 2019.

£600 net per week

Cook/housekeeper live out, South Kensington London

An opportunity to work for a delightful INHOUSE client.  Based in The Boltons in South Kensington.

The client requires an excellent cook who is able to cater for dinner parties, to be able to cook Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine. To do the shopping on a daily basis and liaise with the principal on the menu for the day.  Would also be required to help with some housekeeping duties, especially on the housekeepers day off.  There is a butler and full time housekeeper also employed.

The client is away for the summer months and for a couple months during the winter where there is a residence in Switzerland, the candidate would be asked to go for a month during this period.

Start time is 12 and finish after dinner at around 10pm.

Excellent salary, to start mid November.

Daily housekeeper – Notting Hill Gate

A part time daily housekeeper required to assist a full time housekeeper, Wednesday and Sunday.

General housekeeping duties, washing and ironing and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness.

Must be child friendly as there are two young children, although no child care would be required.

Salary £12 per hour.

Housekeeper – live out , Holland Park


An opportunity for a full time housekeeper to work for a family based in Holland Park.

The house has recently gone under a complete refurbishment.  Staff comprise of four housekeepers and a chef.  The current vacancy would be to work a forty hour week and two weekends a month (when the family are in residence) with two days off during the week, otherwise it would be a regular Monday to Friday role.

Excellent housekeeping skills, the candidate is required to  have experience either working in hotels or private service for a minimum of five years.  Be able to work under instruction from the House Manager and Head Housekeeper.

The candidate would have to help the laundress, unpack and pack luggage and also help clean and tidy the kitchen after the chef has prepared meals.

Salary £35k per annum, plus twenty eight days holiday.


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